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Virginia Kitchen and Bath Talks

Article by Melinda Gipson

Photography by Virginia Kitchen and Bath

Originally published in Leesburg Lifestyle

Kemal Boyraz, owner of Virginia Kitchen and Bath (, now open in Leesburg at 213 Crescent Station Terrace SE as well as Chantilly at 14006 Lee Jackson Memorial Highway), says the two key kitchen trends for 2023 are color and convenience.

Pantone’s color of the Year is Viva Magenta, so our first photo is actually ahead of trend. The vivid, red subway tiles really pop against the stainless steel hood and matte gray cabinets. Adding a glass panel to one of the cabinet doors helps bring forward some of your favorite serving pieces, or conveniently just helps you find that mug you’re looking for. And, an under-counter microwave is exactly where the kids need it to be to warm up a snack, clearing counter space for food prep.

Our second kitchen-scape pulls two trends from U.S. News & World Report’s recent Real Estate spread: “Yellow is Mellow,” and Art Deco is in. While the homeowner opted for a brighter white look for their cabinets, the back wall is painted a warm yellow and both the stove dials and the wall sconces scream “Golden Age.”

The light lent by the ceiling fixtures with their interior golden/copper hue adds to the ambiance of golden light. Less noticeable are two new nods to convenience: the “pot filler” faucet above the stove – perfect for filling large, heavy pots without having to hoist them from the sink – and a fully functional kitchen island with a warming oven and plenty of outlets to accommodate another convenient workspace.

Note too, the wider-plank wood flooring, which can be either hardwood or vinyl plank, based on foot-traffic demands. 

Examples three and four highlight the first trends in hardware. Gold fixtures are making a comeback, but so is a highly contemporary matte black, with either handles or with the “touchless” faucet feature.

Both these kitchens also showcase “farmhouse” sinks – all the rage for accessibility and plenty of space for larger pots and dishes. Our last example draws from the popular trend towards rustic shelving over cabinetry, both appealing in terms of its warmer natural wood hues, and adaptable to rental situations where you might not know exactly what kitchenware you need to accommodate.

You can see many more trends on display in the well-appointed showrooms, so drop by this weekend and check them out!

  • Color is Back
  • Art Deco Dominates
  • Gold Makes a Comeback
  • Rustic Wood Shelving Accommodates Anything